Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ogden Nash's poem The Hippopotamus


  1. Brian says:

    This isn’t cummings. this is Ogden Nash!

  2. Katie says:

    I thought that this was a pretty good poem.It shows how hippos look at us, when we are looking and making fun of him. lol

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